Computers and WiFi in Libraries

Free computer and wi-fi access

Free to all GovWifi is now available in all libraries and members can also enjoy free, unlimited computer use.

Using WiFi on a laptopUsing a library computer

All Nottingham City Libraries have Windows 10 computers with access to the internet, scanning, printing and Microsoft Office 365 applications. Plus an accessible USB drive to allow you to save your work. 

When using a library computer you must agree to our Library computer access policy

Library members can:

  • book a computer at your local library or online you'll need your library card number and PIN
  • Enjoy free, unlimited use on library PCs: Payday loan sites are blocked, see the policy at the end of this page
  • Book a maximum of 6 sessions up to 15 days in advance
  • Create bookings up to a maximum of 2 hours
  • Create consecutive reservations (if the computer is available, this excludes Scanner PCs and Short Stay PCs)
  • Print in colour, black & white, A4 and A3 charges apply

Non-library members can:

  • Sign on as a visitor for a small charge
  • Join the library 

 If you are under the age of 18 you will need written permission from a parent or carer

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Free public WiFi provided by GovWiFi is available in all Nottingham City Libraries and many other Nottingham City Council buildings.

The first time you want to use GovWifi you will need to sign-up with your email address and set up your device.

When using GovWiFi you must also agree to our GovWiFi Acceptable Use Policy.

We offer free sessions across all Nottingham City Libraries

Get help using a computer to apply for a VISA

UK Visas and Immigration offers a UK wide Assisted Digital service to support customers who need digital help to complete their immigration application online.

Our library staff can help people with:

  • getting access to a computer
  • getting access to the internet
  • searching on GOV.UK

Please note we are limited to digital support only and we cannot give advice on individual applications.

Contact us for information and about booking in for a One2One session by calling 0115 915 2828 or email enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Further guidance on Assisted Digital: UK Visas and Immigration Service can be found here:assisted digital UK visas and immigration


Nottingham City Council believes that pay day loans are detrimental to the health and economic wellbeing of Nottingham's citizens.

The Council is supporting: stricter controls over pay day loan companies and premises; stricter regulation of advertising for pay day loan companies; and the promotion of credit unions which provide a safer loan alternative to vulnerable citizens.

As a result all pay day loan company websites will be blocked and inaccessible on all Nottingham City Council computers, including public computers in libraries from Thursday 19th September 2013.

For information on alternatives and advice on financial services visit the Welfare Rights Service.

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